Join us in developing and applying new technologies and innovative methods to deepen understanding of the chemical, physical and structural basis of fundamental biology and human disease.

As a graduate of our program, you will be equipped with cutting-edge technology skills and depth of knowledge required to investigate emerging fundamental and disease-associated questions in biology. While a student in the Chemical, Physical & Structural Biology Graduate Program, you will have access to multidisciplinary training opportunities including biophysical and biochemical analysis of proteins, biochemistry, pharmacology, chemical synthesis, combinatorial chemistry, structural biology, and protein design and engineering. 

Prasad Lab (372x158)

Diverse Perspectives

Our most essential strength is our community of highly collaborative scientists focused on the success of our science and our students. Our program draws together faculty members with shared interests to provide a diversity of scientific perspectives. 

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Where Will Your Ph.D. Take You?

From day one we encourage you to think deeply about your career choices. Wherever your ambition leads, you will receive the support you need to follow a path well worn by our alumni who have built successful careers across diverse endeavors. 

CPSB Research News

credit: Chiu lab.
New method makes analyzing cryo-electron tomography images faster

Researchers use cryo-electron tomography to visualize macromolecules frozen in action and details of structures inside of cells. However, as a manual process, this was very time-consuming. A new method developed by Baylor researchers requires less human participation.

credit: Jin Wang
New class of small molecule, SI-2, can drug ‘undruggable’ steroid receptor coactivator-3

Baylor researchers accelerated the destruction of SRC-3 molecules as part of a new approach to fighting cancer.

credit: Dr. Yun-Min Sung
Evolution meets biochemistry to better understand how dopamine receptors work

Baylor researchers have contributed a new piece to the puzzle that helps explain how proteins maintain their structure and function and opens the possibility for better drug designs.

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I decided to take a pay cut and leave industry to be a CPSB graduate student because I knew the training I would get here at BCM would be invaluable in advancing my career.

- David Boragine